Yinz Citizen Virtual Fundraising Concert for 412 Food Rescue

One City Together at Home is the concept behind 412 Food Rescue‘s #YinzCitizen virtual concert celebrating neighbors being there for neighbors. This event will feature Pittsburgh musicians, artists, and other local talent, and recognize all those special “yinzers” that make the ‘Burgh a very cool place. The event, hosted by journalists Natalie Bencivenga and Day Bracey, features a bevy of local talent and special guests. Among those scheduled to perform are Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Scott Blasey, Musicians of the PSO, Squonk Opera, Anti-Flag, The Commonheart, Mars Jackson, Brittney Chantele, Inez, André Costello and the Cool Minors, Buffalo Rose, Byron Nash, and Justin Fabus.

Wiz Khalifia rapping with a smile on his face as his band Kush and Orange Juice performing in the background.

Wiz Khalifia rapping with a smile on his face as his band Kush and Orange Juice perform in the background at the 2017 Thrival Music Festival. (photo: Rick Handler)

And if that’s not enough special guests include rapper Wiz Khalifa,  “King Cool” Donnie Iris, former Pirate Andrew McCutchen, Comedian Jim Krenn, DJ Bonics, Steeler T.J. Watt, and broadcast journalist Larry Richert.

You can even make it a dinner and a show with a meal kit from Moe’s Southwest Grill. 25% of the meal kit proceeds will benefit 412 Food Rescue and there’s even the option of purchasing another meal to donate to a person in need. Meal Kits must be ordered by Wednesday, November 11 at 6 p.m.

The concert is free and runs from 8 to 10 p.m., but registration is required. Donations to 412 Food Rescue are greatly appreciated.

412 Food Rescue, which, since its founding in 2015, has prevented more than 14 million pounds of fresh, healthy food from going to landfills and has created new points of food aid access for 100,000 people living in poverty.

“Over the past five-plus years, and particularly over the course of this pandemic, we have had the privilege of working with so many people from all over the city as we build a community-powered movement to end food waste and hunger,” says 412 Food Rescue co-founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo. “We’re excited to celebrate with all yinz who make Pittsburgh so special.”

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers bring the Bash to a rockin' climax.

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers performing at the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Bash at Heinz History Center in 2016. (photo: Rick Handler)

Rick Handler is the executive producer of Entertainment Central.